Monthly Archives: October 2005

The Most Annoying Local Website Nominee #1

PittGirl’s first nominee for the Most Annoying Local Website:

I almost had a seizure trying to navigate that site.

I think a line from the movie Sabrina (the remake) really applies here: “More isn’t always better. Sometimes it’s just more.”

Put in a birthdate and enter as a guest . . . and good luck.

John Heffron, Baby!

John Heffron is coming to the Burgh and you should know that I love John Heffron, and quite frankly I’m not really sure what that says about me.

He is the incredibly funny, quite cute winner of Last Comic Standing and now he’s got his own sitcom in the works on ABC.

January 19-22 at the Improv at the Waterfront.

PittGirl will be there.

Image taken from

Fall decorating with the Trib

If you are going to purchase a framed photo of an orange-suited violent belly slasher, I highly recommend you go with the natural wood frame. It really brings out the pumpkin hues in her suit.

The caption on this photo?

Peggy Jo Conner, of Manor, Armstrong County, accused of trying to cut her neighbor’s unborn baby from its womb, was ordered to stand trial Friday by Rural Valley District Judge Samuel Goldstrohm. Conner, 38, was charged with attempted homicide, kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated assault of an unborn child after authorities say she hit Valerie Oskin, 30, in the head with a baseball bat Oct. 12 and drove her to a secluded region of Wayne in a failed attempt to steal her baby… Defense Attorney David J. DeFazio said he planned to hire a psychiatrist to examine Conner, hoping a doctor could “determine why a law-abiding, caring person would do something like this.”

Well, I’m going to guess the answer to Mr. DeFazio’s question is, “Because she is actually NOT a law-abiding, caring person.”

There ya go.

Co-Worker of Rob Owen Reads The Burgh Blog

Well, well, well. Isn’t this interesting.

WTAE promotes WPXI

As of yesterday, when you pointed your browser to WTAE’s Web site, you could read a promo for WPXI’s “Desktop Alert”. I’m sure the flub will be gone as soon as the powers that be get wind of it, though we did preserve a screen grab on the Web version of this column.A co-worker discovered the blooper and wondered how it could have happened. Web sites for both WPXI and WTAE are managed by a company called Internet Broadcasting, and I suspect somewhere along the line, wires got crossed.

Hey, “co-worker” of Rob Owen. How about not claiming to notice something that I am almost 100% sure you got off of my blog.

Tsk. And for good measure . . . hiss.

Also? If you DID in fact take it from my blog, you are the Annoying Burgher of the Week. Toodles.

Qualifications, schmualifications, Dr. King.

Burghers? I’ve had about enough of this guy.

They gave him a cushy no-show $125k job and he is still suing the school board.

“The suit described Mr. Roosevelt (the newly hired superintendent) as less qualified than Dr. King.”

You know what Dr. King, if that is your real name? Having sex in cars with homeless people behind elementary schools and getting arrested for it while you are married pulls the dimmer switch on any “qualifications” you might have. We call that a demerit. But you don’t just get ONE demerit for having sex in cars with homeless people behind elementary schools and getting arrested for it while married. No, you get like sixty-five-thousand bajillion demerits.

In the same universe that houses Kato Kaelin, Paris Hilton, Omarosa, and Tonya Harding, you sir are the lamest lame-o that ever did lame.

Take your cushy, high-paying, no show job and enjoy it. Don’t try to drag the school board down with a ridiculous lawsuit.